UCL Ear Institute


Career development

The Ear Institute actively encourages the career development of all staff and students. We have for example set up an EI conference fund to help academic, research and professional services staff attending essential workshops or meetingsThe following sections highlight the opportunities for independent funding, fellowships, resources and mentoring programmes.

Professional Services and Research Staff

UCL Arena

UCL Arena provides professional development for teaching and a pathway to become fellows of the Higher Education Association (open to PhD students, academic and support staff)


The CMALT mentoring programme is a UCL ran scheme available to all staff who actively use learning technologies (i.e. Moodle) as part of their daily role. It is based on mentor support for a portfolio assessment leading to certified membership of the Association for Learning Technology. CMALT accreditation is a nationally recognised professional qualification.

The next CMALT mentoring programme is scheduled for Autumn 2017.

Job shadowing

Job shadowing (SHARE@UCL scheme), open to all staff  

Study Assistance Scheme

The Study Assistance Scheme – Central funding for all UCL staff for study that counts towards a degree or other professional qualifications

Research staff

In addition to the opportunities set out in the Professional Services Staff Section above, UCL also actively supports the career development of academic staff by providing a gateway to independence at UCL, and support in the application process for various fellowship schemes:

Academic promotion processes

Details about the promotion processes for different grades of academic, research and teaching staff can be found at the following websites:


Staff have a right to request an appraisal, which are important to aid your career development and progression. The aim of the Ear Institute is to conduct annual appraisal of all our staff.

Documents for appraisals and promotions can be found on the faculty internal pages.